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Holly
Savvy October 2020

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Holly, on January 20, 2020 at 1:19 PM Posted in Planning 0 139
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What time is everyone starting their wedding, ( ceremony start time). We were think 3:30. But we are not sure if that’s too early.

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  • Madelyn
    Dedicated June 2020
    Madelyn ·
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    Mine is at 2:30! It really just depends on what you want and if you want to have a dinner. We are just doing finger foods and we also plan to leave between 5:30-6. We have to drive an hour to our hotel and then wake up before 5 to catch our flight so we are doing an earlier ceremony to accommodate that.
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  • E
    Devoted October 2020
    Erin ·
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    Our ceremony will be starting at 2 pm
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  • Mrs. S
    Master November 2019
    Mrs. S ·
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    It depends on how late you want it to end, and sunset timing for pictures. We did ours on a Sunday 3-8 with a 5:15 sunset.
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  • Amber
    Rockstar February 2020
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    Ours is on a Sunday from 3-8

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  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
    MOB So Cal ·
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    Agree it depends on how long you have your venue, if you're concerned about timing for pictures at sunset, etc. Daughter's venue required the reception to end no later than 10 pm, due to local noise ordinances. Sunset would be at 5:15 pm (easy to check by Googling sunset time at your location on a particular date). Ceremony was 3:30-4, cocktail hour 4-5 (additional wedding party & extended family photos were taken then, besides what they did after first look at 1:30), they were announced into the reception at 5:15 and everything wrapped up at 10 (Saturday night wedding).

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  • Kristen
    Rockstar November 2020
    Kristen ·
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    Talk to your photographer. Depends on the type of pics you want. The one I plan to hire I spoke to yesterday was so helpful and she will help closer to. For example I want an evening ceremony where the sun is close to setting so I can get some sunset pics as well as night time pics so I want transitioning of the day to night.

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey ·
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    Ours starts at 3:30 for the ceremony, end the ceremony around 4 or a a few mins before. Cocktail hour 4-5. Entrance at 5 PM. Served salad and buffet after that. We end the reception at 11 PM.

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  • Sexypoodle
    VIP October 2020
    Sexypoodle ·
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    Ours starts at 5:30pm.
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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD ·
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    Ours started at 5 PM. The earliest wedding we have been to started at 3 PM so I think 3:30 PM is fine. Typically entire weddings last 5 or 6 hours.

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  • Lena
    Devoted May 2021
    Lena ·
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    7pm! We're having a formal evening reception after Smiley smile

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  • Holly
    Savvy October 2020
    Holly ·
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    Thanks for all the input everyone. I reached out to our photographer to get his thoughts as well.
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  • Leah
    Savvy May 2021
    Leah ·
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    My ceremony starts at 2 pm. This is the latest I can have it since we are doing a full Catholic mass at our home parish as me and FH are both practicing catholics. Our cocktail hour starts at 5pm and dinner at 6pm. I say start whenever you want and is ok with your venues.

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  • Shireen
    Devoted September 2020
    Shireen ·
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    We are having a candlelight ceremony ours will start at 6pm.
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  • Yvette
    Beginner April 2020
    Yvette ·
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    How long are you renting the venue location for? Factor that in because you definitely want to make sure you get your monies worth!

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  • S
    Devoted October 2020
    Stephanie ·
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    Mine is 1:30, we are getting married in the Catholic Church!
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  • T
    Savvy June 2021
    Treasure ·
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    I’i think we’re gonna do a destination wedding in Turks and Caicos but I’m thinking 2:30 start
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  • Mandi
    Master October 2020
    Mandi ·
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    We are doing 3:30.
    Fiance is catholic and is used to 1 or 2 pm. I would have preferred 4. But this gives us a 3 hour window to take photos between ceremony and reception.
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  • Andrea
    Master October 2021
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    Our wedding is starting at 6 PM. Which is perfect for us, to be honest

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  • Christina
    October 2020
    Christina ·
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    Our ceremony is starting at 5pm, with reception following right after. We are hoping for some good sunset pictures so that’s why we picked the time we did.
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  • KYLIE
    Dedicated May 2019
    KYLIE ·
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    Our ceremony was at 5:00 pm. We wanted it be be later in the day because a) we were getting married outside in Florida b) we were having a fairly short reception (1.5 hour cocktails, 2.5 hour dinner) but still wanted to have a nighttime, party feel. It was perfect, especially because it poured until 4:30 pm!

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